The Brough

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Kites & castles

I'd give this site 6 stars if I could. Starting at the entrance, many sites could learn from the Brough how to clearly sign their location; it's so helpful when towing. Our arrival was greeted by a red kite flying overhead. There are five pitches terraced down the gentle slope. They are all spacious and have good views over the fields and woodland that surround the site. The facilities are excellent and include a free shower, as good as some club sites at half the price. Recycling is possible and well organised. A little free book exchange is a nice thoughtful addition, especially for people on long tours. The area to the South is very rich in heritage with many castles and places of interest. At Thrieve castle we saw ospreys and peregrine falcons and enjoyed the little boat trip across the Dee to the castle itself. Kirkcudbright is a charming little town with Broughton house and garden and Maclelland castle. Orchardton castle is marked simply as a tower on the map but is well worth a visit and for those feeling energetic try walking up Screel hill for fabulous views over the Solway. The forest park is beautiful. Imagine the Lake District with virtually no tourists and you will have a pretty good idea. That does mean that some of the hills simply don't have any paths up them, not because you can't walk up them but there are so many hills and so few people. Clatteringshaw loch is lovely and nearby Murrays monument worth a stroll up to.

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Incredibly quiet!

This must be the quietest place we have ever stayed. Although the site is just off the not very busy A road, you don't hear any road noise. The pitches are pretty level and well spaced in tiers down the slope with great views. The toilet & shower are very clean and the pitches well maintained. The owners are very friendly. We found plenty of walks in the extensive forests plus it's easy to get to the coast. The only down side is the midges (repellent and/or citronella candles a must!) but otherwise a fabulous place to stay in a beautiful area.

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A dream of a place

Such a beautiful setting for a perfect 3 night stay. Great views from the van windows and a lovely area. Weather was a bif iffy, but didn't let it stop us from enjoying the area. Not a bad approach from the A road, and far enough away not to hear it. Sloping field but pitches are pretty level. Well kept grassed areas but edges just wild enough to keep the wildlife happy. Lots of bird feeders around, and plastic boxes containing bags of seed and nuts for 50p each, kept in the spotless toilet block. We sat and watched nuthatches, blue, great and coal tits, robins, for hours sat in the sun. Great to chat to the owner who advised us about some places to visit and a riverside hotel for a great meal when we had visitors. Made to feel very welcome here and will definitely go back!
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Excellent peaceful site

This is a lovely tranquil site, well kept and with good facilities. Friendly owners. Very handy for exploring the area. The local village has a good tea room and a pub which does surprisingly good basic pub food. Dog walks from site are a bit limited, but it's very close in the car to places where they can run free. The only downside for us (and the reason it doesn't get 5*) was the midges, which can be bad if the air is still.
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Beautifull views

This is a lovely little site just a short distance from New Galloway, up in the hills overlooking Galloway Forest. The site is very peaceful, the facilities are very clean and the owner is very helpful and friendly. Red kites overhead every day and birds on the feeders to watch, it's just so relaxing.
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Sheer Bliss

This is a beautiful site, excellently maintained and the owners have put much thought into the facilities. We love this site and we will be back.

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stunning quiet site

Lovely site with beautiful views. Lots of wildlife saw hares and we particularly loved the fact that each pitch had its own bird feeder (woodpeckers,siskins, chaffinches, coal tits and jays to name but a few). The owners provide bags of various bird food at a small cost if wanted.  Nice friendly welcome from the owners. The toilet and shower building is immaculate. Lots of leaflets on places to visit and books to read/swap. We really enjoyed a day out on the `raiders road forest drive', went walking with the dogs, saw red kites.  Definitely visit when in area again.
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Quiet and near to interesting places

 A quiet site with nice views. We stayed with a motorhome - you will need a vehicle to visit places as there is no public transport really near,  New Galloway is about a mile away down a quiet road.  We visited the RSPB reserve at Ken-Dee marshes (small car park) and the national park centre along the road at Clatteringshaws.  If the skies had been clear we would have had a great view of the stars!
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Dark sky site

A fantastic site with lovely owners. It does have a steep  slope but as the pitches are terraced off the slope it doesn't matter. Peaceful with an abundance of wildlife viewed on site (including red squirrel) plus if you time your visit not to coincide with a full moon the star gazing is brilliant.  Surrounding area is so scenic, but quiet.  It is like driving in the 1950's road traffic is that light. This was our second visit in two years and all being well will be back again.
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What a Gem

What a lovely site very welcoming owners who keep the site in a lovely condition and the toilets and showers are kept really clean the views are fab and the number of different birds that visit is amazing must cost the site owner a fortune in feed she was out every day topping up the feeders. the village of New Gallaway was just a short walk. We went to the Ken Bridge Hotel for Sunday lunch and i have to say it was one of the best we have had (would highly recommend) and if you are into golf the course is really worth a visit. Definitely one we will revisit
Caravanner from Lincolnshire

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